Sport Degrees


Industry-leading facilities including a full-size 3G pitch built to FIFA pro and World Rugby Standards

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Exclusive partnerships with sport clubs, governing bodies and sporting unions


Additional qualifications and licences embedded into many courses


Rated Top in Wales for assessment - National Student Survey 2021



The University of South Wales has a strong sporting background, an excellent reputation for sport degrees, and impressive facilities for our students to study and train in. 

We have some of the best facilities in the UK offering clubs, courses and qualifications. The USW Sport Park is a purpose-built site, designed to train and develop students to their highest potential.

 Our largest campus hosts the FitZone @ Treforest, with facilities and programmes that cater for top-class elite performers and students who want to keep fit and healthy. The labs at Pontypridd Campus, Glyntaff provide a strong, scientific background to learning, and complement the specialist equipment available in the Sport Park.

Sport Science is rated top in Wales for Teaching Quality and Student Experience (Times Good University Guide 2022)


USW is the only university in England and Wales to offer a full-size indoor 3G pitch built to FIFA Pro and World Rugby Standard that guarantees training all year round. 


We use industry-leading technology to enhance teaching, including wearable GPS technology, high-end video analysis and athlete management equipment.


Our exclusive partnerships mean UEFA B and FAW C coaching licences and multiple UKCC and WRU coaching awards are embedded into our coaching degrees at no extra cost.


We have unique partnerships with clubs, governing bodies and sporting unions, and our students can take advantage of these opportunities to benefit their employability. For example, our football offering utilises partnerships with the Football Association of Wales, Cardiff City FC and the English Football League Trust, whereas our rugby courses utilise our partnerships with the Welsh Rugby Union, Cardiff Blues and Newport Gwent Dragons. Click here for more information.


Our new specialist centre for strength and conditioning provides 12 lifting platforms for our students so an entire rugby or football squad can train together. The floor is integrated with the platforms so that it can support the heavy weights our athletes will be using.


Thinking about studying a degree, but unsure whether USW is right for you? Our short taster courses cover a variety of topics to introduce you to your chosen area of study and give you a glimpse into how you will learn at USW. 




experience south wales


The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.

explore usw


Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

Don’t forget to follow us on social to keep up with what’s happening at USW. #USWFamily

put theory into practice

Employability and Careers

A course at USW is more than just a degree. We create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. People who are ready to build their careers and have the mindset to succeed through a degree that is 100% focused on what employers need in the future.

From projects based on working practices to time in the workplace through internships and placements, we’ll help you to build job-ready skills and gain relevant experience for your career. We also offer practical help with completing job applications and practising interview techniques. Support is available every step of the way.




Ready to apply? We can't wait to welcome you to the #USWFamily. You can apply via UCAS or USW.


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